Audubon Sanctuary and Center at Francis Beidler Forest
The Beidler Forest was originally established to preserve 1,800 acres of old-growth swamp forest, one of only two stands of old-growth still left in the state. Most of the huge Bald cypress in this part of the swamp are in the neighborhood of 1,000 years old. A visitor center, 1.75-mile boardwalk trail, and a canoe trail on which guided trips are led, provide visitors the chance to explore deep into the swamp’s interior.
Main St. at W. 5th South St., Summerville, SC 29483
Beautiful Azalea Park is a 12-acre oasis in the heart of Summerville. Peaceful paths, statuary, ponds, fountains and tennis courts are just a stroll away. Site of the annual YMCA Flowertown Festival and Sculpture in the South events.
Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site
An archaeological treasure, the park rests on the site of Dorchester, a trading town that flourished on the Ashley River inland from Charleston from 1697 through the Revolutionary War. Intact remains of the old town include the brick bell tower of St. George’s Anglican Church, a fort made of the oyster-shell concrete called tabby, and part of a log wharf visible at low tide.
The mission of The Flowertown Players, Inc., is to produce and present quality community theater, to encourage and promote educational and literary performing arts projects for all segments of the tri-county population, and to provide a venue for thespians, artists, technicians, and other creative people to practice their crafts.
Givhans Ferry State Park
Givhans Ferry State Park is the perfect place to take a float down the serene Edisto River, the longest free-flowing blackwater stream in North America. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the Great Depression, the park is part of the 56-mile long Edisto River Canoe and Kayak Trail, and is at the end of a popular 21-mile downstream paddle from Colleton State Park.
The Koger House is the oldest residence in Dorchester County. It was built for Joseph Koger, a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives 1801-1812, and was once a Stagecoach Inn.
A National Historic Landmark, birthplace of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and home of America's oldest landscaped gardens.
Summerville YMCA Flowertown Festival
Consistently ranked one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival has been a Summerville, South Carolina tradition since 1971. The three-day event features over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale on the beautiful grounds of Azalea Park and on Main Street. Festival attendees also enjoy delicious foods from local restaurants at the Taste of the Town, fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee and free admission and parking.
Summerville Dorchester Museum
The history of the railroad and pine forest industry in Dorchester County, the Golden Age of Inns in Summerville, regional Native Americans, and local plantation life is interpreted through artifacts and photographs. Please check our website www.summervilledorchestermuseum.org or call (843) 875-9666 for more information.
World Grits Festival
Summerville and Dorchester County's Official Tourism Site
Visit St. George
Small town America at it's best - St. George is the Town of Friendly People